Grady Adam Randolph – first day (no school)
My little guy, Graders, is two. So, he still has another year home with me before he can start preschool.
HA – someone try telling him that!
He was devastated that he didn’t get to go to school this year. As Ava & Garrett got ready for their big day, Grady got ready for his. He got out his trusty “Thomas” backpack, threw in a toy or two & waited for his turn to explore the unknown, but, “must-be-ever-so-exciting-because-I-want-to-go-soooo-bad” place known as “school.”
Grady – in the depths of despair
Okay, so the big meltdown moment came after Garrett got on the bus & Grady didn’t. Did I mention Grady was devastated? He wa DE-VA-STATED!! By this point, he managed to get his shoes on by himself (funny, I didn’t know he could do that…). I will say though, I think he has very nice form & should consider diving in the future.
Grady – posing on the porch
During the meltdown, one of the things Grady kept repeating was “Gleedy’s turn. Gleedy’s turn!!” I thought he simply meant that he wanted his turn to go to school. But no, he wanted his turn to have his picture taken. My poor little guy – he really is a sweetheart. So, he sat on the porch just like Ava & Garrett & finally had “his turn”.
Grady – the remedy
After pictures, Grady started to get upset again. So, I did what I do when I’m upset. I bent down & asked him, “Do you want to go get ice cream?” Thankfully, that worked. So, the two of us headed over to McDonald’s.
Graders – bottoms up!
This picture just makes me laugh!!!
Grady – it’s a fun day afterall…
What started out as tragic for the little man ended up turning into a pretty fun day. I didn’t realize though I had set a precedent. After Garrett left for school the next day, Grady grabbed his shoes & told me it was time for McDonald’s & ice cream. Thankfully, he didn’t fall apart when I explained that was a special trip. We had fun playing for a while, then he went down for a nap. Let me tell you, I was right behind him! I’m looking forward to the four hours Grady & I will have together each day. But secretly…I admit I’m also enjoying the hour I get to myself when he naps.
Hope it’s a great school year!!